LCD Controller - VP14

VP14
LCD Controller

The VP14 LCD Controller is ideal for applications requiring a small form factor and resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. One input port is standard, and another port can be supported via an optional input mezzanine board.

Features

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Standard and custom video formats up to WUXGA

Converts a wide variety of video formats including RS-343 to LVDS, RS-170 to LCD, RGBHV to TTL, and custom video formats

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Up to 2 input ports processed simultaneously

Up to (7) video connections on Port 1 support NTSC/PAL (composite and S-Video) and component.  Optional Port 2 can be configured for DisplayPort, SL-DVI (TMDS), HD-SDI, or LVDS

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Scaling, Windowing, and Area-of-Interest Control

Video area-of-interest control, resizing, retiming, and reformatting

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Single or Dual LVDS up to 165 MPixels/sec

Single or Dual LVDS (up to 165MPixels/sec) at 8 bits/color. Supports parallel video out up to 165 MPixels/sec

Applications

Simulated cockpit displays

Configurable video electronics for simulated cockpit displays

Ruggedized tactical displays

LCD controller for ruggedized tactical displays

Embedded applications

With its low-profile design and locking high-density Hirose connectors, the VP7 is ideal for space-constrained displays

Custom display solutions

Perfect for applications that require a configurable lcd controller

Powerful Configuration Utility

The VP14 is configured via a utility that supports in-the-field firmware, FPGA and parameter (BIOS) updates. The VP14 can be dynamically controlled over RS232, USB, or Ethernet with parameters stored in non-volatile memory to retain desired settings. Commands support a multi-mode approach to define:

  • A prioritized list of all applicable video input modes that can be automatically detected
  • Mode-independent parameters, such as scaled (output) area-of-interest and location within output resolution
  • Synchronization method
  • Sequences for power up, loss of video and video detection
VP14 Configuration Utility Software

Optimized for Embedded Applications

With its low-profile design and locking high-density Hirose connectors, the VP14 is ideal for space-constrained displays. The remote interface allows easy updates even after the VP14 is installed in your display.

  • Supports most single and dual LVDS panels
  • Supports LDI and SPWG LVDS bit mappings
  • Parallel output for lower resolution and specialty displays

Supports Standard and Custom Video

Port 1 accepts video from one of many possible video inputs, including: an RGB input, a DVI input, or one of five possible NTSC/PAL composite inputs (or one of four possible S-Video inputs, or one of three possible component inputs). This port also supports specialty formats such as RS-343, RS-170, and STANAG. The VP14 can also be programmed to support custom video formats.

VP14 Video Processing Features

Scaling, Windowing, and Area-of-Interest Control

  • Independent horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Programmable input area-of-interest is mapped to user-defined area within the output resolution
  • Optional PIP feature with port 2 mezzanine enabled

Rotate video, flip left to right or top to bottom

The VP14 supports video rotation (in 90 degree increments) for applications with sideways mounted displays, cameras, or other video sources. Video can also be flipped from top to bottom or left to right for specialty applications.

VP14 Input Mode Setup

Automatic Video Input Mode Detection

Modes define both the electrical form (RGB, DVI, etc) and the timing of a video input. With fully customizable input mode definitions for each video input port, programmable panel power sequences, full control of window size and location within the output area-of-interest, and programmable output timing parameters, you can configure the VP14 for your application.

  • Each video input port can be configured with multiple modes per electrical format (such as VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA modes on the RGB interface).
  • When a given electrical format is selected, such as RGB, the VP14 can automatically detect the pre-programmed, prioritized input modes and convert the modes to a desired output mode.
  • If valid video is not detected per that mode definition, the VP14 can be programmed to drive a specific flood field.

Looking for enhanced capabilities? Check out the VP13

If you require higher resolution, more inputs, or video blending with keying, consider the VP13 LCD Controller

Specifications

LCD Controller - VP14
ParameterSpecification
Dimensions5.00" x 4.00" x 0.50"
Temperature RangeOperating: 0°C to +70°C
Storage: -40°C to +100°C
Video Inputs
Port1
  • RGB (up to WUXGA resolutions @ 60Hz)
  • DVI (up to 165 MHz)
  • NTSC/PAL (composite or S-Video)
  • Component
  • Syncs (Digital Separate, Digital Composite, Analog Composite)
Optional Port 2 Input Mezzanines
  • DisplayPort
  • SL-DVI (TMDS)
  • HD-SDI
  • LVDS
Video Outputs
  • Single or Dual LVDS (up to 165MPixel/sec)
  • Parallel, up to 165 MPixels/sec
Features
  • Independent horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Video Flip (left-right, top-bottom)
  • Optional PIP, Windowing with Port 2
  • Frame Rate Conversion
  • De-Interlace
  • Inverter Interface
Input Power+12 VDC, 6.5 Watts
ControlRS-232, USB, optional Ethernet
CertificationsRoHS
ConnectorTypeDescription
J1DF11-06DPUSB Interface
J21 Position JumperInverter Voltage Select
J3DF11-06DPEthernet Interface
J6DF11-10DPRS-232 Interface
J7DF11-08DPLED Interface
J84 Position JumperInverter Power Select
J94 Position JumperUUT Power Select
J10DF11-18DPInverter Interface
J12DF11-16DPAux I/O
J13DF11-22DPPower Input
J152 Position JumperParallel Voltage Select
J17DF11-10DPPort 1 - VGA Video Input
J18DF11-16DPDiscrete I/O
J21DF11-10DPParallel Video Control Output
J22DF11-32DPParallel Video Data Output
J24DF11-14DPPort 1 - Component / Composite Input
J25DF11-12DPPort 1 - TMDS Video Input
J26CLE-110-01-G-DV-APort 2 Mezzanine
J27CLE-120-01-G-DV-APort 2 Mezzanine
J32DF11-14DPLVDS Video Out 1
J33DF11-14DPLVDS Video Out 2
J34DF11-04DPPort1 - TMDS EDID
J36DF11-08DPAnalog to Digital Converter Inputs

Ordering Information

The VP14 includes:

  • VP14 LCD Controller Board
  • Configuration Utility Software

Optional Mezzanines and Adapters (ordered separately)

Board NumberBoard TypeDescription
110681Input MezzanineDisplayPort Input
110683Input MezzanineHD-SDI Input
110684Input MezzanineLVDS Input
110726Input MezzanineDVI Single Link (TMDS)
110733Input MezzanineTMDS/VGA/Video
110729Power BoardDC Power Board
110664LED Backlight DriverLED Backlight Driver Board
110459Output AdapterParallel Video to DVI Converter
110732Output MezzanineeDP Output
109595Frame GrabberDVI Frame Grabber

Optional Ethernet is available via cable assembly with built-in Ethernet port.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us for info on standard and custom LCD controller options and configurations.

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